Archive for October, 2008

Central Arizona

Note: The Arizona Game and Fish Commission on Oct. 11 voted to create slot limits at Saguaro, Canyon and Apache lakes starting in 2009 just like the one already in place on Roosevelt Lake in an effort to give these popular fisheries another nudge down the comeback trail after being blitzed by [...]

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Havasu Take Off Point Closed for dock construction

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lake Havasu Field Office, working in cooperation with LaPaz County, will close Lake Havasu’s Take Off Point Recreation Site and Boat Launch beginning on Monday, Nov. 3, to begin a
major construction project.
La Paz County is the recipient of a State Lake Improvement Fund (SLIF) grant in support of construction [...]

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Payson welcomes back the trout to Green Valley Lakes

The thrashing rainbow was so large it almost filled the large stocking net as Payson Mayor Kenny Evans released the first trout of the season on Oct. 17 to welcome back the trout to the Green Valley Lakes here.
Mayor Evans, who has fished around the world and held various line-class records for [...]

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Commission creates first-ever blue ribbon roundtail chub fishery

The Game and Fish Commission approved creating the country’s first-ever blue ribbon catch-and-release-only seasonal roundtail chub fishery along Fossil Creek in the Verde Valley starting in October of 2009.
“This is really a landmark fishery for a native fish species,” said Young. “Plus the unique history of Fossil Creek itself makes this [...]

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Rory’s Tip

The return of summer weather in the middle of autumn got me confused, but the fish seemed to like the change and started feeding more aggressively again at many desert and mountain fisheries. It was just nice to have a weekend without the wind howling.
With a dry but cool weather front passing [...]

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New photo sharing web site gives you more

 

Are you looking for photographs of Arizona’s wildlife? Do you have a great photo you want to chare with people? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, be sure to check out the Department’s new photo sharing web site. You can add your own photos or search for images in 6 different categories, [...]

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Salt River lakes get slot limits for 2 years: First-ever blue ribbon roundtail chub fishery approved

 

PHOENIX – Anglers enjoying the popular Salt River chain of lakes may want to keep a ruler handy starting in January 2009 when Arizona’s new fishing regulations go into effect.
e Arizona Game and Fish Commission on Oct. 11 voted to create slot limits at Saguaro, Canyon and Apache lakes just like [...]

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Invasive quagga mussels found at CAP-SRP canal connection

PHOENIX – Invasive quagga mussels have been discovered near the Granite Reef Diversion Dam in the Central Arizona Project (CAP) delivery canal that supplies water to Salt River Project’s (SRP) canal system.
SRP employees recently found 11 quagga mussels on concrete blocks placed in the CAP-SRP Interconnect channel that delivers water from [...]

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Southeastern Arizona

URBAN LAKES – Catfishing at urban lakes continues to be good to excellent with fall stockings well underway. Not much change in the top baits for channel cats: shrimp, stink baits and hot dogs.  Activity is best in the evening and early morning with cooler temperatures making the cats active during [...]

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White Mountains

ACCESS NOTE: State Highway 261 is open to Big Lake and Crescent Lake, as well as most main Forest roads, including the road to Reservation Lake on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.
State Highway 273 on the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest is undergoing reconstruction and realignment and the following closures are in [...]

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